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Days Out for Under £20

Looking for a great visit that won't break the bank? Here are our top picks for family days out on a budget, all across the country.

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Framlingham Castle

Suffolk, Family ticket £19.70 (2 adults and 3 children)

Framlingham Castle is a magnificent 12th century fortress with a long and colourful past which makes for a fascinating family day out in Suffolk. Embark on a self-guided journey of discovery with our themed trails and lively audio tour, or explore the Mere and the wall walk with its spectacular views over the surrounding landscape. Younger visitors will enjoy a variety of themed games and interactive fun.

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Family at Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle

Cheshire, Family ticket £17.40 (2 adults and 3 children)

Explorers of all ages will love a day out at Beeston Castle. With its woodland walks, Robin Hood cave, and lookout point at the top of a rocky summit, the castle is a fantastic destination for nature-lovers and adventurous children. Wildlife trails take you through the beautiful surrounding woodlands, where you can spot a host of birds and small mammals, and there's even the chance to hunt for the lost treasure of Richard II, believed to be buried somewhere in the castle grounds.

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Boy in period costume at Goodrich

Goodrich Castle

Herefordshire, Family ticket £18.10 (2 adults and 3 children)

From the keep's dramatic views over the Wye Valley to the Civil War cannon that can be found in the courtyard, Goodrich Castle is a quintessential medieval stronghold that visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring. An audio tour telling the history of the fortress is included in the ticket price, and the castle towers and dry moat offer kids a fantastic setting for battle adventures and games of hide and seek.

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Framlingham Castle

It's brilliant and there's a great view from the top across to St Mawes Castle!

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So much to do inside, within the walls! Fabulous place.

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Family examining museum artefacts at Lullingstone

Lullingstone Roman Villa

Kent, Family ticket £18.10 (2 adults and 3 children)

Discover the fascinating story of Roman Britain, in any weather. See spectacular mosaics, a heated bath-suite and rare wall paintings, all brought to life in a film and light show. The interactive museum offers children plenty of hands-on activities including Roman board games, handling original building materials, and trying on Roman costumes.

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Children in armour at Pendennis

Pendennis Castle

Cornwall, Family ticket £20.50 (2 adults and 3 children)

Discover the story of a country at war at Pendennis, from the threat of invasion in Henry VIII's fortress to life as a soldier at the lookout post during WWII. There's so much to explore at this award-winning attraction, from the mighty keep with its Tudor gun room to the interactive exhibition where you can experience the sights and sounds of battle, all in this castle atop the cliffs of the spectacular Fal Estuary.

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A girl holding flowers at Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

North Yorkshire, Family ticket £18.40 (2 adults and 3 children)

The atmospheric ruins of Whitby Abbey offer one of the best value days out in Yorkshire, and are also home to one of our favourite visitor centres. Featuring remarkable archaeological finds, the museum is packed with computer-generated images and interactive displays, allowing you to question characters from Whitby's history. But beware, the abbey is well known for its ghostly goings on. Make sure to have your wits about you as you wander the eerie grounds.

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